OSCARS BEST DRESSED

This year’s Oscar red carpet was incredible! I was really impressed by the choice of gowns this year. I was literally speechless when I saw Emma Stone arrive! She looked gorgeous and the gown was just perfection. Very few people could pull that color off, but she did it brilliantly. I also loved Rosamund Pike’s custom Givenchy and Julianne Moore’s Chanel gown, to name a few.

Check out all of my best dressed below:

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Emma Stone in custom Elie Saab Haute Couture. This is my absolute favorite dress! I don’t have a single bad thing to say. She was drop dead gorgeous from head to toe. I loved her hair, the color of the dress, her makeup! I loved everything! I was honestly speechless when I saw her arrive. Simply stunning!

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Rosamund Pike in custom Givenchy Haute Couture. She has never looked better. This is my favorite dress of hers from this year’s award season. It fit her like a glove (I mean it had better, since it was custom). The color looked great against her skin and she is just so naturally beautiful. If I could just be her for a day…

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Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent. Another favorite from the red carpet. I loved the low neckline and the long sleeves. They worked great together and prevented her from showing too much skin. When she arrived though, it must have been windy because she was holding her dress together — no nip slips here! Regardless, she looked like a bombshell.

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Naomi Watts in Armani Privè. I loved how different this gown is. It looked as if Naomi was wearing a bandeau underneath her gown, but it’s all one piece. I loved the dainty straps and her dark lip. Another favorite — I have quite a few!

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Chloë Grace Moretz in Miu Miu. Some might say this gown was too mature for her, but I thought it was beautiful. And it had pockets! Nothing is better than a practical gown!

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Cate Blanchett in Maison Margiela Couture. The photo doesn’t do this gown justice. It was so beautiful, but the dark color made it hard to see the details. I really liked that she paired the statement turquoise necklace with the gown as well. It was a match made in heaven. Honestly, Cate can do no wrong!

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Laura Dern in Alberta Ferretti. Laura is so darn tall and I’m so jealous about it! She looks gorgeous in everything because she is so statuesque. I liked the gown and its rocker vibe and she was just too adorable with her father on the red carpet!

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Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein Collection. Oh Lupita, could you be anymore perfect. Her Oscar gown from last year was a stunner, but this gown was just as amazing. I mean it’s made from 6,000 pearls!! I can’t even imagine how heavy it must be. I love that she took a risk and as usual, she looked stunning while doing it!

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Keira Knightley in Valentino. This gown is different. It had writing on it which is something you don’t see everyday, but I loved the ethereal vibe of the gown. Everything from her loose waves to her headband to the color of the gown added to the fairy-like vibe. She was another one who took a risk and I think it paid off.

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Behati Prinsloo in Armani Privè. Gosh why do models look good in everything?! This gown was so beautiful with the beaded detailing and red color. I liked that she put her hair back, letting her jewelry and gown take center stage! Love you Behati!!

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Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad. I really need to meet Chrissy in person. She seems like she’d be so much fun! This gown ran the risk of showing too much skin with all the cleavage and the high leg slit, but Chrissy still looked classy and elegant! I also loved her hair, her lipstick and the color of the gown.

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Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo Couture. I really loved this dress. Gwyneth tends to opt for simple yet form-fitting gowns, but I liked that she took it up a notch with the shoulder detail. I also really liked the pale pink hue!

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Gina Rodriguez in Manon Gabard. I wish this gown was more form fitting, but I love Gina and I loved that she wore a sustainable dress as part of the Red Carpet Green Dress Campaign. This dress was made from peace silk! The whole concept is so cool and Gina seems like the sweetest person!

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Jamie Chung in Yanina Couture. This reminded me of a princess gown, which isn’t usually something I’d be fond of, but I really liked this dress. I think it was the mix of nude and navy that got me. It was a really unexpected combo, but worked oh so well! I also liked the firework decorations throughout (that’s probably not what the designer was going for, but that’s how I’m going to describe them).

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Julianne Moore in custom Chanel Haute Couture. Julianne stunned just as she has all award season. She had been wearing lots of color and darker tones so I liked that she chose a neutral for the Oscars. So much detail, so gorgeous!

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Kerry Washington in Miu Miu. Kerry said this gown was easy, as in comfortable and easy to maneuver in. That’s something you don’t usually find in designer gowns. Not only was her dress “easy,” but it was beautiful and feminine. I really liked the peplum top!

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Jared Leto in Unknown. I don’t usually have men in my best dressed, but Jared Leto killed it in this lilac (at leas I think it’s lilac) tux. And I can’t help but be jealous of his hair. It’s better than mine and that’s so not right!

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Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta. I love Sienna and how she just exudes confidence. I’m not sure if I liked the neckline of this gown, but I liked the detailing at the bottom and the bows. The gown had a good mix of femininity and edge.

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Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab Haute Couture. Of course she couldn’t help but show off those tatas. I could have done without that, but I still loved the gown. I especially loved the color and how it looked against her skin. This gown seemed to be slightly more girly than her usual outfit choices and I like that she went for something a little different.

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Zuhair Murad. Ahhh, Jenna is so beautiful. This gown was perfectly simple since she wasn’t nominated or presenting, I loved that belt, her jewelry and her makeup! She’s so pretty that she’d look good in a paper bag, but this was breathtaking.

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Anna Faris in Zuhair Murad. I loved the ethereal vibe of Anna’s ensemble (very similar to the vibe I got from Keira). Everything from her blonde hair to her skin to the color of her gown worked! Well done Anna!

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Zendaya in Vivienne Westwood. Last time I saw her she had super short hair! How did this happen?! I wasn’t a huge fan of her hair, but the dress is gorgeous — very Vivienne Westwood! I thought it fit her perfectly and she was beautiful.

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Giuliana Rancic in Mireille Dagher. This dress made me think of Valentine’s Day. I thought it was slightly pageant-like, but I still loved it. Since Giuliana dyed her hair, I was getting some Jessica Rabbit vibes. Am I alone on that one? But I do like her new hair color and she looked great!

 

All photos courtesy of E! Online

FRIGID

So yesterday my boyfriend and I went into Georgetown for Valentine’s Day. I had been craving Georgetown cupcakes for weeks and their February flavors sounded so good (Raspberry Chip, Strawberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Lava Fudge). Need I say more. We opted to go in on Saturday since it was supposed to be pretty “warm” compared to the rest of the week, but I was still FREEZING.

It was in the 30s, but the wind made it feel so much colder. I really shouldn’t complain though because it’s only in the teens and the wind is rip roaring at upwards of 40 mph! Needless to say, I haven’t ventured outside at all today. Instead, I’m just counting down the days until spring!!

Despite the cold, my boyfriend and I had a great day in Georgetown. We left with six cupcakes and seven macarons. (The macarons may all be gone now.) Haha! Not ashamed. They were delicious. We’re trying to ration the cupcakes at least; we’re only having two a day!

You’ll probably be seeing this backdrop again because as soon as the weather gets nicer, I want to head back and take more pictures! I was too cold yesterday to take very many. But I’m a sucker for colorful painted walls!!

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Coat — Free People

Sweater — Free People (similar here)

Slip (worn under sweater) — Free People (similar here and here)

Jeans — Zara (similar here and here)

Boots — Jeffrey Campbell via Urban Outfitters

GRAMMY AWARDS BEST DRESSED

The Grammys are a chance for musicians and celebrities to take more risks and go all out! The ensembles don’t have to be as polished and regal. Unfortunately, this can lead some to choose really out-there outfits that have no place on a red carpet let alone anywhere (cough cough Charli XCX). There were some looks that were absolutely atrocious, but for every bad look there was another breathtaking gown or jumpsuit that stole the show!

Rihanna looked like a princess in her voluminous pink Giambattista Valli gown and Katy Perry was dripping in jewels in her Zuhair Murad dress — both looks came right from the runway. And Este, Danielle and Alana Haim looked fabulous as per usual. I’m so in love with them and their cool Cali vibe! To see more of my favorites, check out my best dressed below:

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Rihanna in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. She came into the Grammys at just about the last second, but damn did she know how to make an entrance. This look was so different than the edgy ensembles we usually see her in, but nevertheless she totally rocked it. She looked like a princess! I’m not sure how she fit in a seat, but she looked darn good!

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Katy Perry in Zuhair Murad Haute Couture. I’m loving the lavender locks!! And her gown was pretty hot too! I loved the tassel detailing and the sheer bodice. This dress was totally Katy!

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Gwen Stefani in Versace. Gwen is just so edgy. I wish I had her confidence because she can rock absolutely anything! I loved this jumpsuit and the architectural detailing at the top. When the look came down the runway, the legs went all the way to the ground, but I thought this look worked best for Gwen (and made it easier to walk).

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Este, Danielle and Alana Haim in Chloé and Stella McCartney. These ladies looked lovely last night. I don’t know if they planned to coordinate in all black and white, but I loved each of their looks. Este rocked the sheer faux fringe gown and Danielle stayed true to her tomboyish style in the all-white suit. My favorite, though, was Alana in the Stella McCartney jumpsuit!

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Taylor Swift in Elie Saab. I was blown away when I saw her on the red carpet! The color of this gown is gorgeous and I loved the slight ombré effect at the midriff. The color and her perfectly matching accessories made her blue eyes pop! I also loved that she added a surprise pop of color with the hot pink heels! Perfection.

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Jessie J in Ralph & Russo. The black gown and Jessie’s black hair made for an overall gothic look that I loved. I liked the sheer bodice and skirt and the detailing throughout!

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Beyoncé in Proenza Schouler. Beyoncé always rocks the curve-hugging gowns! I liked the sheer skirt and deep V. It was contrasted by the long sleeve to ensure she didn’t show too much skin. Oh and her hair was great. I loved the long loose waves.

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Anna Kendrick in Band of Outsiders. Is there anything better than a woman in a suit? I loved the masculine flair of her outfit, yet she still looks feminine and sexy with the deep V of her suit jacket.

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Iggy Azalea in Armani Privé. I don’t know if Iggy’s ever looked better. This gown hugged her in all the right places and looked great against her skin. I loved the playful hints of skin at the shoulder and right under the bust. I wish she would have had any other hairstyle, but she still looked great in this dress.

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Miranda Lambert in Gabriela Cadena. This gown would have been just a bit too simple and boring if it weren’t for the pop of hot pink. It was so unexpected and really made the gown stand out. I also liked the cut outs right at her midriff (very similar to Iggy’s dress).

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Miley Cyrus in Alexandre Vauthier. I was quite surprised that Miley didn’t go all out and sport something completely insane. This gown was way more toned than I thought it would be, but I still loved it. The dress showed a lot more skin than most people would be comfortable with and some of the cut outs were in slightly odd places, but she looked so gorgeous. And I loved her hair too!

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Kim Kardashian West in Jean Paul Gauthier. I really liked this gown and I thought she looked stunning. Everything from her makeup to her hair was on par, but I did feel the gown overwhelmed her. She’s only 5’3″ and I think this dress would look better on someone who is taller. There was just so much going on with the shoulder pads and embellished sleeves and pockets. With all that said, I still thought she rocked it and looked beautiful. That is why she made my best dressed list.

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Katharine McPhee in Emilio Pucci. I loved the color of this gown and how it showed quite a bit of skin at the waist. I also loved how her hair photographed. When Ryan Seacrest interviewed her on the red carpet I thought her hair looked greasy, but luckily it didn’t photograph like that.

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Chrissy Teigen in Emilio Pucci. Chrissy is always a babe! I loved how this gown had long sleeves and a high neck, but still managed to show skin with the snake-like twists of sheer fabric that went all the way to the floor. It was just the right amount of sexy!

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Kat Graham in Yanina Couture. I’m not sure if the print on Kat’s sheer gown is meant to look like a flower or not, but I love that it was abstract. I think it looked like petals falling off a flower, but maybe it was meant to look like rain drops — who knows? Kat usually has an edgy style and I thought she rocked this sheer ensemble.

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Jhene Aiko in Alberta Ferretti. Alberta is known for her girly and ethereal gowns and this dress was no exception, but I loved how Jhene made it look so much edgier with her makeup and tattoos. I loved the construction of the bodice — it almost looked like it was made of feathers. Since there was so much detail on the top, I thought the simple white skirt was the perfect way to finish out the dress.

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Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture. This gown was so voluminous, yet it didn’t make Ciara look big. The dress was constructed so beautifully and it looks like waves cascading down Ciara’s body. The gold belt was the perfect addition to give her shape amidst all of the fabric.

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Jane Fonda in Balmain. I mean look at this woman and her body! She’s 77 years old!! Jane looked amazing in this jumpsuit. I think the belt was a little too wide and the necklace was a little too long, but I couldn’t resist including her in my best dressed list because she is so drop dead gorgeous! I hope I can look this good at 77.

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Giuliana Rancic in Inbal Dror. I’m always a fan of a good jumpsuit and this one was so extravagant it had to make my best dressed list. I loved the sheer paneling down the whole length of the pant leg along with the sheer fabric in the top. This jumpsuit was the perfect mix of edge and glamour!

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Giuliana Rancic in Steven Khalil. And here is Giuliana yet again. This look was one of my absolute favorites of the night! She may not have been a nominee or a performer, but this gown was a showstopper!! I loved the bandeau-like element on the top and the slit down the sleeves! She looked like a goddess in this gown. Everything was perfect: her hair, her makeup, her accessories!! Ahh, so in love!

 

All photos courtesy of E! Online and Zap2it

POLKA DOT MAXI

I love me a good maxi dress. I first saw this dress on Arielle of Something Navy and absolutely loved it on her so I decided to see if it was still available online…and lucky me it was! I had never shopped at Daily Look before, but they have a really nice selection of unique designs from other brands as well as their own designs.

The only downside of this dress (if you even want to call it a downside) is that I have to wear it with heels because it’s quite long. It’s 61 inches to be exact and I’m only 66 inches so with flats it just drags on the floor. While I don’t want to get it dirty, I’m actually more worried about me tripping over the extra fabric. Haha!

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Dress — Daily Look

Jacket — Blanc Noir via Nordstrom Rack (similar here)

Boots — Jeffrey Campbell via Urban Outfitters (similar here and here)

BAFTA AWARDS BEST DRESSED

The BAFTAs red carpet did not disappoint. There were so many gorgeous gowns and everyone’s hair was on par! I really was impressed. Julianne Moore, Stacy Martin and Léa Seydoux were a few of my absolute favorites of the night, but check out my best dressed to see who else made the list:

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Julianne Moore in Tom Ford. I don’t think she’s ever looked better! I’ve absolutely loved everything she’s been wearing this Award’s Season and this gown is no exception. I think many red heads avoid wearing red for fear of a hair/dress clash, but Julianne looked stunning. She showed the perfect amount of skin and looked like a true movie star. Bravo!

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Keira Knightley in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. I loved this dress and the floral detailing and her hair looked so beautiful and relaxed. I also loved the tea length of the gown. Such a beautiful pregnant woman!

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Stacy Martin in Louis Vuitton. This was one of my favorite looks of the night. The gown was so simple and sleek at the bottom, but so extravagant at the top. It was the perfect melding of simplicity and glamour. And I loved that she wore her hair up so the gown could steal the show! This look was beyond perfection.

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Amy Adams in Lanvin. This gown was another good mix of simpicity and glamour. I loved the detailing at the waist and the tasseled belt. I also loved the neckline of the dress and Amy’s sleek red locks!

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Rosamund Pike in Roland Mouret. Rosamund is one of my new favorite style stars. She’s absolutely stunning in just about everything! I wish she would have gone for color, but I still thought she looked beautiful in this gown. I loved the pointed neckline and halter straps and the detailing at the top (though it’s hard to see in the picture). I can’t wait to see what she wears at the Oscars.

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Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney. Reese stole the show yet again in another simple and classic gown. She never wears anything too over the top, but she still manages to look amazing. I loved the deep purple color of this dress and how she went for minimal jewelry. She looked beautiful.

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Ramola Garai in Roksanda Ilincic. I know this is a surprising addition to my best dressed list, but I loved how different this look was. Ramola opted for separates and went for a bold color combo which I can truly appreciate. I love when people take risks and I thought this one was pulled off quite well!

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Léa Seydoux in Prada. This was another one of my absolute favorites! I loved everything from the color of the gown to the side cut outs to her hair! This was perfection and Léa was a total bombshell.

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Laura Bailey in Emilia Wickstead. I really liked the texture on this gown and the mock neck. While there was more coverage than most of the other gowns on the red carpet, it didn’t fell stuffy. Again it was simple with just enough detailing to make it stand out.

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Dianna Agron in Lanvin. Dianna looked ravishing in red! I loved the detailing at the neckline and the hourglass silhouette. Her hair was also gorgeous!

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Douglas Booth in Alfred Dunhill. I tend to not include men in my best dressed unless they are wearing something extraordinary. I mean there are only so many variations of a suit. But I loved the muted mossy green color of his suit jacket. It looks like it may be velvet as well which I love! Oh and that bow tie!!

 

All photos courtesy of Vogue, Hollywood Life and The Guardian